OPEN CONSULTATION – Bank Top Cycle Scheme Corridor Improvements

Consultation is open for 28 days closing on 18th January 2022

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are seeking feedback in relation to proposed improvements to the Bank Top cycle scheme as part of the Phase 2 Stride and Ride Scheme.  As a brief summary:

  • Where the Cycle Lane is present it is offering 1.5m width to cyclists;
  • Minimum 3m lane widths are retained throughout the whole length and this has been tracked using a HGV, specifically the roundabout junction at Garden Street where there is a small section of Cycle Defenders;
  • The narrower lanes and presence of a cycle lane should naturally slow the average speed of vehicles down this stretch without any other intervention;
  • Garden Street junction is the only location with cycle defenders;
  • Each crossing point within the cycle lane is backed by Green Rollgrip to highlight the cycle lane for safety;
  • Bus Stop kerbing is being renewed where required to be more accessible;
  • Existing pedestrian refuges are being removed, and replaced in a new alignment with Rediweld Bolt Downs – this will involve adjusting kerbing and tactiles;
  • The project is 90% lining work





Walking and cycling infrastructure changes and better planning will enable all road users to better share our streets and roads.  The Council now wants to hear from you to help improve areas where there is the greatest need for change and highest potential for more people to choose active travel.  To take part in the ‘Have your Say on Walking and Cycling survey’ please click on the link below.  The survey is an easy-to-use digital map based form.  If you do not have a online BwD log in, you can also choose the ‘submit anonymously’ on the front page.



Schemes to be delivered as part of the Active Travel Fund will undergo a consultation process.  Once in a position to share, our suggested improved walking and cycling routes will be uploaded to this consultation page with further guidance and information explained about the consultation process.

A copy of our published CONSULTATION PLAN is now ready to view.

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